Registration open for Summer Session online classes

Students can stay on track, get ahead or learn something new this summer during Cornell’s Summer Session, which will be held entirely online for the first time.

Students can earn up to 15 credits by taking regular Cornell courses taught online by university faculty. Courses are offered in three-, six- and eight-week sessions between June 1 and Aug. 4.

In addition to the regular roster of online courses offered each year by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE), many courses traditionally held on or off campus during the summer will be converted to online programs.

These special offerings include Cornell in Washington’s Enduring Global and American Issues: How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Rewriting the Rules of America and the World (GOVT 3071), taught by David Silbey, CIW’s associate director; and Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers, a three-credit course focusing on COVID-19’s impact on health care, taught by Sam Beck, senior lecturer in the College of Human Ecology.

SCE is working to identify and launch additional summer online courses – with guidance from the provost’s office and in collaboration with college academic units, the Center for Teaching Innovation and eCornell – to help ensure continuity of education for undergraduate and graduate students.

Offerings include courses in anthropology, architecture, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, communication, computer science, design, economics, engineering, English, government, hotel administration, law, mathematics, music, nutritional science, physics, psychology, statistics, technology and veterinary medicine. Courses will be added throughout the spring; students are encouraged to check the Summer Session online course roster frequently.

For registration deadlines, review the Summer Session academic calendar. Visit to register.

Shelley Preston is the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions' communications and marketing specialist.

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